Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sarah Palin said yes, thanks, to a road to nowhere in Alaska

Another twist in the Palin-supported Bridge to Nowhere: even after Congress (not Palin) killed the bridge, $26 million is STILL being spent on the road TO the bridge.  I am NOT making this up!  Sarah Palin, the Queen of Earmarks, is at it again!
The 3.2-mile-long partially paved "road to nowhere" meanders from a small international airport on Gravina Island, home to 50 people, ending in a cul-de-sac close to a beach.

Crews are working to finish it. But no one knows when anyone will need to drive it.
That's because the $26-million road was designed to connect to the $398-million Gravina Island Bridge, more infamously known as the "bridge to nowhere." Alaskan officials thought federal money would pay for the bridge, but Gov. Sarah Palin killed the project after it was ridiculed and Congress rescinded the money. Plans for the road moved forward anyway.

Some residents of Ketchikan -- a city of 8,000 on a neighboring island where the bridge was to end -- see the road as a symbol of wasteful spending that Palin could have curtailed. Some of them even accuse her of deception.
Sarah Palin said yes, thanks, to a road to nowhere in Alaska
By Erika Hayasaki, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 19, 2008


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